Monthly Archives: February 2022

  • DIY Room Decor - Giving your Home a Budget Makeover

    Man doing some DIY painting on a budget

    Whether your walls are still a little bare or your paintwork is peeling in the hall, your home décor deserves to have it all. From a fresh coat of paint, a new piece of wall art, or grouting for tiles, we offer a massive range of affordable DIY products to help you give your home a budget makeover.

    Download our DIY leaflet to view more products and spruce up your home with our top DIY essentials today.

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    Roller set

    A long handle paint roller for DIY

    Get rolling with our DIY Roller range by Coloroll, the quick, easy and inexpensive way to update and improve your room’s décor. Choose from a collection of DIY tools, including a 9in Paint Roller, Paint Tray & 7in Roller and a 2pk of Paint Roller Sleeves. Create bold and eye-catching feature walls for your home décor with this essential piece of DIY kit.

    For those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies, especially around door and window frames, also consider our Paint Brush Set 10pk to ensure no bits are missed! And to keep things neat and tidy, try our Double Sided Tape or Masking Tape, for professionally painted sharp straight lines and edges.

    Removable Hooks

    White removal wall hooks for DIY

    Now that your walls are freshly painted, you don't want permanent holes left from hooks, screws, or nails. If you're a renter or a cautious homeowner, you can secure your photos, posters, wall art, coats, and hats with Removable Hooks, an easy DIY décor hack that leaves no mess, no marks, and no worries! Comes in packs of 2 or 3 in either White or Silver, perfect for cool DIY projects.

    If you’ve got a hole or a crack that needs filling in your wall, remember to use Ready Mixed All Purpose Filler to ensure a smooth and even finish.

    Vinyl Floor Tiles

    Grout pen for DIY grouting

    Do you wish your DIY kitchen or bathroom resembled ancient Roman architecture? With Vinyl Floor Tiles, you can have your very own DIY marble Pantheon for an affordable price! These marble-effect sheet vinyl tiles look like the real deal and are water-resistant, durable, and easy to maintain.

    Once you’ve laid down your tiles, it’s always a good idea to apply Clear Silicone sealant to the edges of your bathroom floor to create a waterproof barrier.

    When installing brand news tiles, you’ll need some tile adhesive to fill the cracks between the individual tiles. Using our Grout Pen will help add a thin waterproof coating along the tile edges and strengthen the bond between tiles, giving you a professional and neat looking finish. To keep your grout looking its best, use the Grout Brush to remove any dirt, mildew, and grime between the gaps.

    While applying the grout, some of it may end up on the tiles. A good way to clean this up is by using an odd rag soaked in White Spirit to remove any stubborn dried grout.


    Nothing says, “Come on in!” quite like a welcome doormat. Coir mats are both practical and stylish, so you can be the buzz of the town with a Printed Coir Bee Mat or select a Heavy Duty Coir Mat for homes with high foot traffic. Or, if you simply want to add a splash of colour to your floor, opt for our patterned Washable Indoor Runner, perfect for homes with bare floors or neutral carpets.

    It’s also a good idea to invest in some Carpet/Rug Grip Tape to keep your doormats firmly in place.

    Door Chain / Security Padlock

    Now that your home is looking in tip-top shape, a good way to keep it safe and secure is installing a Door Chain and Security Padlock.

    Of course, you’ll need a good set of DIY tools to help install your new chain, so add a Precision Screwdriver Set or High Torque Screwdriver Set to your kit!

    If you’re been inspired by any of the DIY ideas displayed above, head on over to one of our stores and stock up on some on our DIY supplies. Don't know where your local Poundstretcher is? Then check out our Store Finder for addresses, contact details and more!

  • Refresh your Cleaning Supplies: The Best Laundry & Cleaning Products

    Get squeaky clean with Poundstretcher cleaning supplies

    With spring just around the corner, the weather's getting brighter, and the air is becoming fresher, meaning it's time to get your home feeling the same! You can wash those winter blues away by freshening up your cleaning supplies with some new laundry and cleaning products.

    Keep your home smelling and looking clean this spring with our wide range of branded cleaning supplies, guaranteed to rinse your dishes – and not your wallet! Check out our list below and give your home the TLC it deserves.

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    Shake ‘N’ Vac

    Say goodbye to lingering pet, tobacco, and cooking odours that get cling deeply to carpets and rugs! Shake 'N' Vac powder carpet freshens up your home with a variety of clean, fresh smelling fragrances, including Fresh lemon, Lily of the Valley, and Magnolia & Vanilla. Simply sprinkle over the carpet and vacuum thoroughly for an instantly clean, inviting aroma for your guests and family members to enjoy.

    Dr Dazzle

    Multi purpose cleaner for all types of cleaning

    Just what the doctor ordered! Our range of Dr Dazzle cleaning products provide a cleansing cure for every nook and cranny of your home. All the essential cleaning supplies you need are found in our dazzling hygiene range, from household Multi-Purpose Cleaner that leave your surfaces looking spotless and germ-free to heavy-duty Limescale Remover that banishes limescale from your showerhead and toilet.

    See more of our Dr Dazzle Range.

    Domestos Bleach

    Domestos bleach spray for everyday cleaning

    A small but mighty thick bleach cleaner, Domestos is designed to kill 99.9% of bacteria and eliminate germs and viruses from your home. With Domestos White & Sparkle and Mountain Fresh, you can remove hard-to-remove stains and hard-to-clean limescale, leaving your toilet smelling fresh and looking clean. For surfaces, use the Domestos Multi-Purpose Spray, a powerful disinfectant spray that kills 99.9% of bacteria, and is ideal for use in both kitchen and bathroom.

    Fab Fresh Range

    Fab fresh clementine scented spray for kitchen cleaning

    Our range of Fab Fresh cleaning products not only smell amazing but also leave your home feeling and looking like a sparkling, tropical paradise. The disinfectant collection comes in a wide range of fragrances, such as our Fab Fresh Clementine Kitchen Cleaner, a citrus formula designed for safe and effective cleaning, leaving a streak-free sparkling shine.

    Available in a variety of fragrances. Our fabulous range also includes oven, bathroom, and kitchen cleaners, as well as carpet fresheners!


    A firm favourite amongst families, Persil Washing Powder has been a household staple for over 100 years. Nothing beats the smell of a freshly laundered shirt, and with stain-removing qualities and a best-smelling formula, you get 21 laundry washes in one box. Choose from a range of Persil laundry detergents, including Persil Non Bio, kind on sensitive skin, and Persil Colour Protect, tough on stains and gentle on colour.

    Metallic Range

    Leave your dishes looking squeaky clean with the metallic brush range. If you’re finding it difficult to scrub away those stubborn stains and encrusted bits of food on your dishes, the handheld Dish Brush is ideal for scrubbing pots, pans, and dishes, whilst the Scrubbing Brush and Hand Brush can be used for multiple uses on various surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, and even on your car!

    Elbow Grease

    Elbow Grease cleaner for dishwasher cleaning

    Sick and tired of scrubbing grease and food stains off the hob and kitchen sides? Elbow Grease Power Paste can be used on a wide range of surfaces including sinks, cooker hobs, baking trays, barbecue grills, tiles, and glass, leaving behind spot surfaces and zesty lemon fragrance in its place. Also available in the range includes dishwasher and oven cleaner, as well as drain unblocker for bathroom and kitchen.

    Spray Mop

    A quick and more hygienic alternative to the traditional mop and bucket duo, the Spray Mop offers a slimline floor cleaning solution. Simply spray floor cleaner or water on your dirty floor surface, then mop with ease! Look forward to streak-free, shiny floors.


    Even toilets deserve that squeaky clean, fresh feeling every day. With a powerful whitening bleach formula, Duck Toilet Bleach cleaner leaves toilet bowls looking cleaner, whiter, and the bubbly foam kills 99.9% of bacteria. Featuring a wide range of fresh-smelling fragrances, including Lavender, Marine, and Citrus, you can ensure your toilet is thoroughly and hygienically cleaned without as much hard scrubbing.


    Love isn’t the only thing in the air this February. With Airwick Automatic Spray Refills, you can have your home smelling like a botanical garden in one simple spritz. Choose from a range of long-lasting fragrances, including Life Scent, Mystical Garden, Summer Delights, Mom’s Baking, Spring Delight, White Flowers, and Orange Flower.

    If you’re feeling swept up in the spirit of cleaning and are ready to dust off your cleaning skills, check out our handy Store Finder to help you find all the cleaning products listed here today.

  • Random Acts of Kindness Ideas to Make Someone's Week

    There is power in kindness, kindness motivational quote

    It's Random Acts of Kindness Week in the UK, a time to celebrate positivity and spread kindness through good-natured gestures, meaningful words, and generous actions. Small acts of kindness, like a simple compliment, a helping hand, or a smile, can go a long way.

    At Poundstretcher, we've compiled a list of the best random acts of kindness ideas to inspire others to share some love. So, whether you're showing kindness to a loved one, friend, colleague, or even someone you don't know, take the time to brighten someone's day, and you may even make their week!

    Share the self-care

    Relaxing sweet lavender candle

    What better way to celebrate kindness than being kind to someone who has had a tough week and needs a pick-me-up? Everyone deserves a little treat to brighten up their week, especially after a long day at work when all we want to do is unwind and put our feet up.

    Treat someone to the ultimate pampering experience for Random Acts of Kindness Week, including some relaxation must-haves such as our sweet lavender scented candle, the ideal aromatherapy gift for those seeking a fragrant and floral-infused escape. And while we are indulging our senses with sweet aromas, arose-scented bath bomb in a hot, steamy bath will help fizzle away the stress of the day. With a Toblerone dark chocolate to hand, it’s the perfect evening!

    Remember to be kind to yourself and bag some goodies too!

    Plant some seeds of kindness

    Red multi purpose garden gloves

    With spring just around the corner, the grass is getting greener, there are more leaves on trees, and bright, yellow daffodils are poking their heads through the soil. Our gardens are a source of pride for many of us, so what better way to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness week than with the gift of gardening - the gift that keeps on giving!

    There's no better way to express your love and kindness than with a rustic heart wall basket, the perfect gift for cradling a blooming bunch of wildflowers or fragrant fresh herbs or delicious bright red berries. Your friends and family will appreciate the sentiment, especially when paired with a set of red multipurpose gloves (also available in an array of springtime colours), to show you care about their hands too! Something they'll definitely dig is a gardening trowel to make it that much easier to plant their fruits and veg. In addition, we have a wide collection of gardening essentials, including a propagation range, where you'll find a variety of bulbs and seedlings for a massive assortment of flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables – just in time for spring!

    We encourage you to let the kindness grow and flow throughout your garden, as your generous acts will also benefit a variety of insects and fauna, as well as our yellow-winged friend, the honey bee.

    Show your kids some kindness

    Blue zzand set gift for children

    The best way to teach younger generations about kindness is by showing them that you care. Set aside some quality time with the little ones and make some lasting memories with these random acts of kindness for kids. Enjoy some clean, sand-filled fun with a blue zzand set, a mess-free craft that fuels children's imaginations and is durable for later use!

    You can also encourage the kids to share kindness with others by helping them make crafts for their friends and teachers at school. Invest in some watercolour pencils and Glue sticks for hours of endless fun. It will teach them that kindness and generosity don't need to cost much to be valued!

    Food for thought

    Big Eat Naked Katsu Curry dried rice

    Sometimes it can be hard to find the positivity in the world, especially for the less fortunate who experience strife and poverty on a regular basis. You can help spread some kindness by donating to local food banks and food aid programmes this Random Acts of Kindness Week.

    Find your local food bank online and see how you can make a difference today!

    There can be times when it is difficult to find positivity in the world, especially for the less fortunate who experience strife and poverty every day. This Random Acts of Kindness Week, you can help spread kindness by donating to local food banks and food aid programmes. Whether it's cans and tins or pasta and rice, you could be helping to feed an entire family with your selfless act of kindness.

    Look online to see where your local food bank is and find out what you can do to help out!

    Random Acts of Kindness Week UK occurs between the 17th and 23rd of February 2022. If were you inspired by any of the ideas in this post, be sure to visit our store and make someone smile with your random act of kindness. Check out our Store Finder for addresses, contact details, and more!

  • Grow Your Garden

    Gardening Blog Graphic

    Ready to get prepping and propagating in that garden of yours? At Poundstretcher, we have all of your gardening needs ready in store, from bulbs, seeds, trugs, planters, gloves and seed trays. You can now also brighten up your garden by growing colourful flowers in stylish planters or add decorative solar lights that will look incredible on any patio or gazebo!

    Download our gardening leaflet to view more products and find your new favourite gardening essentials today!

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